Carnegie Mellon University
March 25, 2022

CMU Launches 2022 'Faces' International Film Festival

"Faces Behind the Mask" explores the mask and the truths that hide behind them

By Jean Hayes

Stacy Kish
  • Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • 412-268-9309

"Faces Behind the Mask," Carnegie Mellon University's 2022 International Film Festival, features 13 award-winning films that explore the masks people wear, the realities they conceal, the facades they represent and the lives and the secrets behind them. The festival will run March 24 through April 9 at various locations throughout the city. It is organized and run by students from various Pittsburgh institutions, such as CMU and the University of Pittsburgh.

The festival creates a platform that allows global ethnic groups to expose the Pittsburgh community to their cultures, enables attendees to identify and relate to their own origins, and provides cinematic artists an opportunity to engage with audiences in a dialogue over their films.

"CMU's International Film Festival is unique in that it engages the Pittsburgh community with programming that promotes cultural exchange and expression, and illuminates the local and global ethnic communities which seldom have opportunities to celebrate their artwork and culture on a large public scale," said Jolanta Lion, assistant director of The Humanities Center at CMU and the founder and director of the annual film festival.

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